The best-selling Canadian books of the week


Here are the best-selling Canadian fiction, non-fiction and children's books for May 5-11, 2024.

Bestseller lists are compiled by Bookmanager using weekly sales statistics from over 260 independent Canadian stores.

Canadian fiction

A book cover in sunset colors showing two small figures walking along the cliffs next to a woman with long blonde hair in a black top and looking at the camera.
This Summer Will Be Different is a novel by Carley Fortune. (Viking, Jenna Marie Wakani)

This summer will be differentT by Carley Fortune is the #1 Canadian fiction book this week.

Lucy goes on a summer vacation to Prince Edward Island and meets Felix in an electric night of chemistry. Just one problem: Felix is ​​the younger brother of her best friend Bridget. On their annual trips back to PEI, Lucy vows to avoid Felix and his bed This summer will be differentT – easier said than done. When Bridget rushes home to PEI in crisis a week before her wedding, Lucy can only follow, reminding herself to protect her heart, but ultimately wondering if she even really wants to do that.

The full Canadian fiction list is below.

  1. This summer will be different by Carley Fortune
  2. Lightning breaks the silence by Iona Whishaw
  3. The Phoenix Crown by Kate Quinn and Jamie Chang
  4. The future by Catherine Leroux, translated by Susan Ouriou
  5. Moon of Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice
  6. Fayne by Ann Marie MacDonald
  7. Greenwood by Michael Christie
  8. Moon of Turning Leaves by Waubgeshig Rice
  9. Bad Cree by Jessica Johns
  10. Meet me at the lake by Carley Fortune

Canadian non-fiction

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Fire Weather is a non-fiction book by John Vaillant. (Button Canada, John Sinal)

Fire weather by John Vaillant is this week's #1 Canadian non-fiction book.

Fire weather Is an epic non-fiction book that examines the events surrounding the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire. In May 2016, a wildfire struck Fort McMurray, the center of Canada's oil industry and America's largest foreign supplier. The billion-dollar disaster melted vehicles, turned entire neighborhoods into firebombs and forced 88,000 people from their homes in a single afternoon. Fire weather explores the legacy of North American resource extraction, the implications of climate science, and the symbiotic relationship between humans and combustion.

The full Canadian non-fiction list is below.

  1. Fire weather by John Vaillant
  2. Closer together by Sophie Gregoire Trudeau
  3. A year of the last things by Michael Ondaatje
  4. Beneath the surface of things by Wade Davis
  5. Health for all by Jane Philpott
  6. Medicine wheel for the planet by Dr. Jennifer Border
  7. The peace by Romeo Dallaire, with Jessica Dee Humphreys
  8. Held by the country by Leigh Joseph
  9. The myth of normality by Dr. Gabor Maté, with Daniel Maté
  10. The Wisdom of Nurses by Amie Archibald-Varley and Sara Fung

Canadian children

On the left, the author and illustrator smiles into the camera.  On the right, a young girl is seen sitting on a couch with a broken leg while a young girl behind the couch splashes water on her.
Claudia and the Bad Joke is a Baby-Sitters Club graphic novel based on the book by Ann M. Martin. It was adapted and illustrated by Arley Nopra. (Submitted by Arley Nopra, Scholastic)

Claudia and the bad joke by Ann M. Martin, illustrated by Arley Nopra, is this week's #1 Canadian children's book. Claudia and the bad joke is the 15th book in the series of graphic novel adaptations of the legendary Baby-Sitters Club books. When Claudia takes care of a young girl who is a prankster, she thinks it won't be so bad. But when a joke leads to Claudia breaking her leg, she wonders if babysitting is even worth it.

Nopra is a Filipino comic artist living in Toronto. Claudia and the bad joke is her first Babysitters Club book.

The full children's list can be found below.

  1. Claudia and the bad joke by Ann M. Martin, illustrated by Arley Nopra
  2. Sometimes I feel like an oak tree by Danielle Daniel, illustrated by Jackie Traverse
  3. Club microbe by Elise Gravel
  4. Métis like me by Tasha Hilderman, illustrated by Risa Hugo
  5. I want my hat back by Jon Classes
  6. The market thieves by Cherie Dimaline
  7. Be a good ancestor by Leona Prince & Gabrielle Prince, illustrated by Carla Joseph
  8. Carson crosses Canada by Linda Bailey, illustrated by Kass Reich
  9. Heartless hunter by Kristen Ciccarelli
  10. love you forever by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Sheila McGraw